The Latest Articles By Alex Goldsmith

The 5×5 Workout Plan

The 5×5 Workout Plan

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

The 5x5 workout plan is designed for those looking to add real size & strength to their physique. The training method of choice for American footballers & power athletes, we take a closer look at the...

Choosing The Right Gym For You

Choosing The Right Gym For You

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

5 key factors to consider before you commit to joining any gym. Location, gym equipment, membership numbers, additional facilities & the people around you are all just as important, if not more, than...

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The Benefits Of Unilateral Training

The Benefits Of Unilateral Training

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We break down the key benefits of unilateral training. Training one limb at a time (whether arms or legs) can help you identify any muscular & strength imbalances you may have that are holding back your...

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Delayed Onset of Muscular Soreness (DOMS): All You Need To Know

Delayed Onset of Muscular Soreness (DOMS): All You Need To Know

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

A complete guide to Delayed Onset of Muscular Soreness, more commonly known as DOMS. DOMS can be seriously debilitating for an athlete or bodybuilder, so it is important you understand what it is, how...

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Burning Fat: Cardio Versus Resistance Training

Burning Fat: Cardio Versus Resistance Training

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We take a scientific look at fat loss & breakdown once and for all whether cardiovascular training or resistance training is best for losing weight & reducing body fat percentage. Although cardiovascular...

Top 3 Bicep Exercises

Top 3 Bicep Exercises

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We list our top 3 exercises that target your biceps, in order to help you build bigger and stronger arms quickly. These 3 key exercises will add real size and definition to your biceps, ensuring you develop...

5 Gym Bag Essentials

5 Gym Bag Essentials

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We breakdown 5 essentials that should always be in your gym bag. These five key items will help you get the very most from your sessions; whether they provide energy, motivation or the ability to squeeze...

Essential Leg Exercises

Essential Leg Exercises

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We breakdown three essential leg exercises that should be included in every legitimate weight training program. Training your legs hard weekly can lead to a well balanced, symmetrical physique, increased...

Summer Essential: Optimum Nutrition Travel Survival Kit

Summer Essential: Optimum Nutrition Travel Survival Kit

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

One of the biggest issues with travelling abroad is that you lose the luxury of being surrounded by your normal training aids, such as supplements. To combat this, Optimum Nutrition have released the...

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Types Of Protein Powders

Types Of Protein Powders

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We breakdown the major types of protein powders that are currently available to buy on the market. By considering each of these 7 individual types of protein powders, you will be able to make an informed...

Sleep And Optimal Athletic Performance

Sleep And Optimal Athletic Performance

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We consider the importance of sleep and the role it plays in athletic performance. Research shows that partial sleep deprivation over a period as little as two days can significantly alter your ability...

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The Effects Of Music During A Workout

The Effects Of Music During A Workout

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We take a scientific look at the effects music can have on a workout. Did you know that music at the correct tempo has the ability to not only motivate an individual, but provide them with a positive...

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Lifting Heavy Versus Lifting Light For Maximal Muscle Gains

Lifting Heavy Versus Lifting Light For Maximal Muscle Gains

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We take a scientific look at whether it is better to lift heavy or light in order to achieve the maximum possible muscular gains. Research has shown that lifting light and to exhaustion has a similar...

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Dramatic Transformation Principle (DTP) Training

Dramatic Transformation Principle (DTP) Training

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We take an in depth look at Dramatic Transformation Principle (DTP) Training, a craze which is sweeping gyms up and down the country. By targeting both fast and slow twitch muscle fibres during the same...

Top 5 Home Based Exercises

Top 5 Home Based Exercises

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

Our fitness expert breaks down his Top 5 Home Based Exercises. These five exercises are some of the best you can perform and you don't need expensive gym equipment to do so. By simply using your own body...

The Benefits Of Eccentric Resistance Training

The Benefits Of Eccentric Resistance Training

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We breakdown the Benefits Of Eccentric Resistance Training, i.e. focusing on the negative portion of any weight lifting exercise. Eccentric training can lead to greater force production, greater maximal...

The Effects of Sports Massage

The Effects of Sports Massage

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We take a closer look at the effects of sports massage and the various physical and physiological benefits it claims to offer. Is sports massage worthwhile in treating delayed onset of muscular soreness...

The Benefits Of HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

The Benefits Of HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is a new training phenomenon that is taking the fitness industry by storm. Scientific research suggests that you can significantly increase your aerobic capability...

Optimal Protein Requirements For Athletes

Optimal Protein Requirements For Athletes

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We consider the optimal protein requirements for athletes of various sports by examining the scientific research into this area. We break down exactly how many grams of protein you should be consuming...

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Optimal Post Workout Nutrition

Optimal Post Workout Nutrition

Article by: Alex Goldsmith

We take a scientific look at post workout nutrition and supplements. Research has indicated that there is an optimal time & combination of nutrients your body needs in order to replenish muscle glycogen...

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